Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, is free to visit.
The park is a 19th-century historic farmstead, with a mission to interpret North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and rural history via educational programs, special events and exhibits.
Several goats live at Historic Oak View County Park, which makes it a unique destination in Wake County.
Historic Oak View County Park has a lot to explore, including a Cotton Gin House, a kitchen garden, a cemetery, a livestock barn, a pecan grove, a tenant house, and more. There’s even a fishing pond — catch and release only. There are walking trails as well.
Visit Historic Oak View County Park’s Facebook page for updates.
Public Programs at Oak View
Public programs are slowly coming back to Historic Oak View County Park. As they’re announced, you can find them on Oak View’s website.
Storytime at Oak View: What John Marco Saw
August 20th, 2021
Free, but registration is required (follow above link)
Age 3-6 (plus a supervising adult)
On August 20th at 11 a.m., listen to the illustrated children’s book “What John Marco Saw” by Annie Barrows (author) and Nancy Lemon (illustrator). Participants will enjoy a captivating story that teaches about the importance of slowing down, being a good listener, and speaking up. After the story, participants will complete a hands-on activity that demonstrates the importance of listening, and then make a take-home craft to remind them that sometimes the smallest people say the biggest things.
This program occurs in person at the Bluebird picnic shelter at Oak View. Feel free to pack a lunch and stay for a picnic after the program! Pre-registration required and no walk ups will be accepted.
StoryWalk at Oak View
Every day during park hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday) check out StoryWalk.
StoryWalk® at Oak View features a new children’s book every month! StoryWalk® combines the pleasures of reading a children’s book while taking a nature walk.
The August StoryWalk features the illustrated children’s book, “The King of Kindergarten.”
More Kids’ Events in the Triangle
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